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Two floors to go for boutique Downtown Condos under construction at Wellington & Portland

Downtown Condo

February 6 2013: Construction progress on the Downtown condo midrise, viewed from the south at the intersection of Wellington Street West and Portland Street.


9  up, 2 to go: One year ago, excavation work was just in its early stages at the 508-516 Wellington Street West site of the boutique Downtown condo building. As of this week, concrete has been poured for 9 floors of the 11-storey midrise structure.

A project of Parallax Investment Corportion, the 89-unit condominium building was designed by Sweeny Sterling Finlayson & Co. Architects Inc. It’s the third new midrise condo building to be constructed on Wellington West, between Spadina Avenue and Portland Street, just in the past two years. (The other two, now occupied, are 400 Wellington and Five Hundred Wellington West.) But Downtown is the first building — both in Toronto, and possibly the entire world — to feature the innovative Flexnatür raised-floor building design that Sweeny Sterling developed.




Keeping tabs on …. 400 & 500 Wellington West

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400 Wellington condo construction progress on February 17 2011


Windows on Wellington: After I walked down Wellington Street West more than a month ago, I reported that construction at the 400 Wellington condo building had reached the fifth floor — almost halfway to its final height. Since then, construction workers have made considerable progress: eight floors have been poured, and windows are being installed on the lower levels. But just a short stroll down the street, the 500 Wellington West condo development didn’t look much different than it did in January. Photos of both projects, below, will let you judge for yourself how quickly these two new condo buildings are coming along.


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Southeast view of 400 Wellington condo construction on Febuary 17 2011


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Construction viewed from the south side of Wellington Street


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Window installation on 400 Wellington’s south facade


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Another view of 400 Wellington’s new south walls and windows


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400 Wellington construction viewed from the southwest


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Southeast view of 500 Wellington West construction on February 17 2011


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Upper southview floors of 500 Wellington West condos


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Middle south-facing floors at 500 Wellington West


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The building boom at 500 Wellington West